It’s All Happening Here

I’ve not left you, blog readers. Very busy becoming a new distributor in Australia and launching one of our companies in the UK. Not much chance to take lovely pictures of food and post the details.

So I just thought I’d let you know where it’s all at. It’s still all happening on Pinterest. I still manage to find the time, ok, slack off to Pinterest for a few minutes a day and do some pinning. It is my refuge. It makes me eat healthier when I look at these pictures more often. So I usually escape, mentally escape that is, for a few minutes while the kids are eating breakfast or dinner (one laptop lives in the kitchen).

pinterest So if you are in need of some inspiration, I suggest you pop on over to and start your own pin board. Save what you find interesting and then make it!

My Day on A Plate: What Healthy AllStars Eat

Peppermint tea

I think I learn the most out of seeing what someone else does, rather than them telling me what I should do. I think it’s because I’m a hands on kind of person and doing sinks in better than reading.

I’ve gained a lot of insight from reading other healthy stars “My Day on a Plate” type articles, and I’m also very nosy so love to see how they work their day.

Anyhow, I figure someone should put them all in one place as they might be useful for other equally hands on people (and the nosy ones.)

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Weekly Inspiration

zen quinoa bowl

It seems my recipe postings are getting slower, but I’ve still been cooking, perhaps spending a little too much time reading! So I’m sharing what has inspired me this week.

zen quinoa bowl The “Zen” Quinoa Bowl – from Nutritionist in the Kitch. I’ve been cooking my way through the 50 Quinoa recipes I posted a while ago and I find myself craving this one nearly every week! In terms of the spices list I still use 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, but for the rest I use 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger, 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated turmeric and about half a crushed garlic. I don’t usually eat eggs either, but am loving them in this recipe. Seriously try it out! I’m working my way up to a raw version…

zero waste home Zero Waste Home…I stumbled across this fashionable Frenchie last week and have been unable to stay away from her blog. Last year the amount of trash her family produced could fit into one large jar! And her house – make sure you visit the YouTube Channel – being green never looked so stylish. I couldn’t help myself at Amazon purchasing the kindle book, Zero Waste Home so you know what I’m reading this weekend!


meditation-chopra I’ve been enjoying the guided meditation in lead up to Deepak Chopra’s Awaken to Happiness 8 week series. He sent me a link to a guided meditation spoken by Gabrielle Forleo and her voice is perfect for it! I’ve created a routine to listen to this and meditate before going to bed as it’s something I strive to fit into every day. Sign up now, the series is free and starts in August.


port_vanilla_beefcheeks_01 I was delighted to find my butcher at the farmer’s market had beef cheeks, so cooked up Sarah Wilson’s Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks on Friday night. They. were. AWESOME. 8 hours is a lot of slow cooking, but really, really worth it. I didn’t do cauliflower cream, instead some sweet potato and cauliflower mash with green beans. As it’s winter here I am fully obsessed with the slow cooker so please leave me some comments with links to your favourites.